Online Programming for Chapters

Friday, October 30, 2020, 7:00 pm EDT
AGO Cumberland Valley Chapter Recital. Link to follow.

Monday, October 19, 2020, 7:00 pm EDT
Presented by the AGO New York City Chapter
Pipe Organs of NYC: Saint Thomas Church.

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:00-11:30 am EDT
Presented by the AGO Springfield, MA  Chapter:
Baroque Ornamentation Workshop

Presenter: Balint Karosi.
Meeting ID: 813 0464 4395

AGO Workshop with Adam Pajan
Saturday, October 17, 2020, 12 noon – 2:00 pm EDT. But I Need a Rohrschalmei! Understanding Total Design in Mainstream Traditional Church Instruments. This program that will be live streamed will include a lecture component, masterclass, and end with performance by Adam.

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10:00 am CT: A New Instrument, Start to Finish
Presented by the Omaha Chapter.

Monday, October 7, 2020, 7:00 pm ET: The Pipe Organs of New York City
Presented by NYCAGO: Tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral Pipe Organ with Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music.  View on the chapter’s YouTube channel:

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 10:30 am EDT.  Presenter: Christa Rakich Workshop Presented by the AGO Akron Chapter.
Renowned organist Christa Rakich will present a workshop focused on hymn-based improvisation, harmonization, interludes, instructions, etc.  She will offer video demonstrations and time will be provided for Q&A.  Register for this workshop.

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EDTHymn Playing 101…and 102! This program that will be live streamed, will include a lecture component, masterclass, and end with a performance by Adam.

Even though hymn playing is the bread and butter of most professional organists’ lives, intentional, elegant hymn playing often takes a back seat to repertoire in the academy. Vierne’s Sixth Symphony is surely a masterwork, but most of us will find ourselves playing Nicaea, Hyfrydol, Duke Street, and Lobe den Herren 50 times to 1 over the fabulously difficult Finale. This workshop will rewind to the basics of hymn playing, seeking to articulate those things already commonly practiced and clearly define an approach to hymnody that places the organist at the forefront of musical leadership. Basic reharmonization techniques and registrational schemes oriented towards making the music come to life will ensure that those who have been playing hymns for five or fifty years will have something new to take home and share with their congregations

Chapter Organ Crawls

October 12, 2020: Southeastern AGO Organ Crawl

October 12, 2020: AGO New York City Chapter
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Kilgen Organ Crawl


Piping Up: Virtual Noon Recitals and Recordings at the Mormon Tabernacle at Temple Square:

Methuen Memorial Music Hall summer series:

Chapter Recitals

Sunday, October 4, 2020, 2:30 pm CT
Presented by the AGO Madison Chapter and the Association of Church Musicians
Organ Recital to Benefit the Organ Scholarship Fund:

Sunday, October 25, 2020, 4:00 pm PT
Presented by the Sacramento Valley Chapter Recital.  Dr. Lars Gerdje, performing music of Bach, Widor, Griege, Vierne, Litaize, Hovland and Perkins.

Sunday, October 25, 2020, 5:00 pm EDT:
Tri-State American Guild of Organists
Online Pipe Spectacular

Sunday, September 27, 2020, 3:00 pm EDT.  Ball State University
Guest Artist: Dr. Damin Spritzer.
The program will include works by Charles Tournemire, J. S. Bach, Herbert Howells, Mary Howe, and Pierre Kunc.
Damin Spritzer is assistant professor of organ at the University of Oklahoma. Her performances have spanned several continents with many historic churches and instruments. Her fifth commercial organ CD for Raven was recorded earlier this year at Hereford Cathedral in England, where she was the first American and the first woman to make a solo organ recording on the historic Fr. Willis organ.

Friday, September 25, 2020, 7:30 pm EDT.  AGO Syracuse Member Recital:

Monday, September 21, 2020, 7:30 pm EDT, Charlotte Chapter. Presenter: Dr. Theodore Davis
So You Think You Can Dance? A program of Bach works and discussion of how they relate to French dance. The link to the recording will uploaded after this presentation.

Theodore S. (Ted) Davis holds music degrees in organ performance from Birmingham-Southern College (B. Mus.), choral conducting from Northwestern University (M. Mus.), harpsichord from the Longy School of Music (A.D.), and organ performance from the Peabody Conservatory (D.M.A.). Ted has also been organist and choirmaster at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore since 2005. As part of the music series Ted has established, he conducts the church choir in choral evensong services, presents an annual “Bach at St. Bartholomew’s” series (music of J.S. Bach for organ and harpsichord), and conducts choral concerts.

September 19, 2020, Boston AGO Young Organists Scholarship Recital:

Saturday, September 8th, AGO San Francisco Chapter’s September Program:
A Musical Journey of Third Baptist Church
Presenter: James Parrish Smith, AGO Sub-Dean.

Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:30 pm CT, Fox Valley Chapter
Organ Concert with David Jonies

Friday, July 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm CT, Fox Valley Chapter
Bach and Beyond at the Abbey. Featuring members of the Fox Valley Chapter.

Thursday, July 28, 2020, Central Texas Chapter Virtual Recital

AGO Houston Chapter Virtual Recital, Recorded June 22, 2020

AGO Finland Chapter Midnight Summer Concert, Recorded June 19, 2020

Northern New Jersey Chapter Virtual Progressive Recital, Recorded May 18, 2020

AGO Organ Webinars on Teaching, presented by the Committee on Continuing Education
The six-week series takes place at 4pm EDT via Zoom.

October 5th: Stephen Price, Presenter: Building an Organist Artistry Through Literature Choices. Register for this Webinar

October 12th: Jonathan Hall, Presenter: Teaching with The New AGO Achievement Awards.
Register for this Webinar

October 19th: Anne Laver, Presenter: Teaching Improvisation to Non-Organists. Register for this Webinar

October 26th: Don, Cook, Presenter: Group Organ Teaching Strategies. Register for this Webinar

November 2nd: Cathryn Wilkinson, Presenter: That’s Suite! Context and Techniques in Teaching Excerpts from Three Organ Suites. Register for this Webinar

November 9th: Ann Labounsky, Presenter: Teaching Improvisation and Teaching the Music of Jean Langlais. Register for this Webinar

AGOYO Fridays at Noon EDT:

August 14, 2020, Organ Crawl at the West Point Chapel

September 11, 2020, Workshop: Church Musicians and Technology

October 9, 2020, Panel Discussion: The Global Organist

November 13, 2020, Organ Crawl at Longwood Gardens

December 11, 2020, Organ Factory Tour at Austin Organ Company

January 8, 2021, Webinar: Young Conductors and Organists Guide to Church Music

February 12, 2021: Organ Crawl at the Wanamaker Organ

March 12, 2021, Panel Discussion: Board Positions in the Guild and Serving in Leadership Roles

April 9, 2021, Organ Factory Tour at Taylor & Boody

May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021: Young Organists Recitals

Online Workshops by David Enlow – “Ask the Organ Teacher” on Facebook live: